Italics presents “Panorama”, an island-wide exhibition curated by Vincenzo de Bellis
The exhibition tells the story of some of the most fascinating places in Italy, in an offline continuation of the extraordinary journey begun in October 2020 on the pages of this website.
This will be an original exhibition series bringing together contemporary, modern and pre-modern art, creating art itineraries designed to reveal the most authentic and least-known aspects of Italy. The exhibition is in the form of a long conversation between the curator Vincenzo de Bellis and Agostino Riitano, director of Procida: Italian Capital of Culture 2022.
The exhibition brings together about forty-five works of art spanning sculpture, painting, video, performance and installations from a wide range of historical and production contexts. The itinerary stops at twenty sites island-wide, including public and private buildings, churches, historical palazzos and more, all pivoting around the fortified village of Terra Murata, dominated by Palazzo d’Avalos (1563), a former prison citadel.
Through constant dialogue and comparison of notes, Vincenzo de Bellis and Agostino Riitano highlight a few of the key features of the project: the relationship between work of art and a highly distinctive space like that of the island, social potential, understood as an attempt to update communication and the use of art and, lastly, dialogue with institutions. Spreading the project throughout the island, PANORAMA presents not just Procida’s works of art but also its houses, churches, streets, terraces, piazzas and even residents.
PANORAMA is made possible by Intesa Sanpaolo, ITALICS’ project Partner, with additional support from the Region of Campania and the Fondazione Donnaregina per le arti contemporanee – museo Madre and the sponsorship of the Municipality of Procida.
The exhibition is part of the program “Towards Procida 2022”.
an island-wide exhibition
curated by Vincenzo de Bellis
2 – 5 September